Tokyo shares ended higher Wednesday with its benchmark Nikkei stock index rose for the fifth consecutive trading day, its longest rally since late December, due to upbeat U.S. economic data.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 34.43 points, or 0.24 percent, from Tuesday at 14,670.95, its highest finish since April 7.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 3.06 points, or 0.26 percent, higher at 1,198.17.
Gainers were led by fishery and agriculture, construction and insurance shares.
The turnover was about 1,789.8 billion yen (about 17.56 billion U.S. dollars).